iBook Updates

Well after a while of thinking and searching, I have finally purchased the newer generation iBook G4 from eBay. This was a hard find for the specs. Here is what I know about it from the description compared to my G3

iBook G4 (unknown year/month yet)

Model No. A1054

CPU: PowerPC G4 1.2 Ghz

RAM: DDR 1256 MB (1.256 GB)

GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 32 MB

Size: 12.1" (I still don’t really like the 14" one)

OS: Unknown at the moment (has to be 10.4.11 or higher with office '08)

It says it includes MS Office '08 which is a nice add-on (LibreOffice to the rescue...)


iBook G3 (sad to say, I found out its an October 2001 not May)

Model No. M6497

CPU: PowerPC G3 500 Mhz

RAM: DDR 192 MB (0.192 GB)

GPU: ATI Rage mobility 128 (pro?) 8MB

Size: 12.1"

OS: 10.4.11

Arriving within the week or so. I’m excited to be experimenting with this new laptop!

Another update, I am considering making a separate blog for old macs (powerpc) because I have so much to write about. I will transfer all the older posts to that blog. I will also be giving tips and tutorials on the blog too. Maybe PowerPC Access will direct people to me! (no posts there since 2013)

Last update including the new purchase, Minetest 0.2.2 should work on this laptop. The graphics error looks to be an opengl problem. The G3 only has opengl 1.1 and it specifically notes in the console "OpenGL Under 1.2 found: 1.1" which makes me think it needs 1.2.